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Poster: Skobud Date: May 10, 2013 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

If you did not buy this last release, this is part of the inside packaging. It's Harper Barnes’ take on Pigpen’s death in The Real Paper which was a Boston alternative weekly newspaper from ’72-’81 with a peak circulation of 50,000.

It’s amongst the best pieces I’ve read on Pig and I think it’s not to be missed. It’s a wonderful little addition to this release. He is says it the way I hear it – 2/2/70 I mean. Great writing and wonderful imagery.

Cheers!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 11, 2013 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

Nice.

And, ahem, it supports what I'd said in the "Facts" thread ... Point Number Something was that Jerry got the idea for changing from a jug band to rock from the Beatles movie. Here it says, "Garcia credited Pigpen with turning [the jug band] toward the electric blues." Could be wrong, but that's what I thought.

All together now, "St Stephen with a rise" ... :-)

Seriously, great vivid description of Pig on stage and the general atmosphere of a '70 show. Neat find.

Do we know the set list for 2/2/70?

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Poster: Skobud Date: May 11, 2013 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

2/2/70
Fox Theater,
St. Louis, MO

Disc 1
1 Casey Jones [4:31]
2 Mama Tried [3:03]
3 Hard To Handle [5:39]
4 Cold Rain and Snow [5:32]
5 Black Peter [9:49]
6 Cumberland Blues [5:14]
7 Dark Star> [22:00]
8 St. Stephen> [5:11]
9 Mason’s Children [5:29]
10 Good Lovin’ [5:09]
11 Uncle John's Band [6:37]

Disc 2
1 Turn On Your Lovelight> [14:06]
2 Not Fade Away [1:20]
3 Turn On Your Lovelight [3:38]
4 And We Bid You Goodnight [3:07]


http://www.dead.net/store/daves-picks-store/daves-picks-volume-6-san-francisco-122069-cd-st-louis-2270

This is one great release right here imo.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 11, 2013 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

Absolutely great read; does REALLY, REALLY support how diff the band was w Pig, eh? All that crap from GoP here, my droning on about what my brothers said, etc., etc.

I think the one thing that ALL the latter day DEAD heads miss is that keybd players came and went, and the band declined (my mantra), BUT the ONE really big shift was going from Pig's band to the DEAD, or however you want to term it...

Anyhoo, to second Rose, this was a great read--a real contribution round here, sko!

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 11, 2013 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

As I've always said, you have to have been there to really get it. Yeah, the Lovelight raps may seem repetitive, but people didn't follow them around or have all the tapes (or any!). Seeing his moves, his command of the audience--it was like waiting for a grand finale. Musically--that's a matter of taste. If all we had were tapes . . . . But the show--and the showman.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 11, 2013 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

Oh. Uh. Er. Well at least I picked up on the wrong StSt lyrics in the article ... so I'd get one point in GD Trivial Pursuit ...

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Poster: Reade Date: May 11, 2013 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Harper Barnes Panegyric for Pigpen - 4/4/73

One does have to wonder if his appearence in the San Rafael office on 3/6/73 was him sayng goodbye........

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